Earlier today electronics giant Samsung surprised everyone with the reveal of a new 360 degree camera for use with its Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) named Project Beyond. The kit can be used to stream content directly to the HMD user and even works with multiple Gear VR units at the same time. Now VRFocus has taken the first pictures of Project Beyond as it stands on the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2014 show floor.
The pictures, as seen below, showcase Project Beyond’s unique form factor, taking the shape of a circle with multiple cameras housed along the edges. As the photos show, two cameras are to be placed in each groove, meaning that there are in fact 16 full HD sensors fitted to the device, capable of capturing footage in 3D. The company claims that viewing content through Gear VR is a lag-free experience. The device is said to collect gigapixel of 3D data every second.
Release details for Project Beyond are yet to be announced. VRFocus has gone hands-on with the device at SDC and will be delivering its preview in the near future. Make sure to keep checking back throughout SDC 2014 for all of the latest VR-related updates.